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    • Effect of Election Day Vote Centers on Voter Participation 

      Stein, Robert M.; Vonnahme, Greg (2012)
      In this article we study the effects of Election Day vote centers on voter turnout. Specifically we examine Texas and Colorado’s experience with alternative arrangements for the number and location of Election Day voting ...
    • The Effect of Punishment Severity on Plea Bargaining 

      Boylan, Richard T. (2012-08)
      This study examines whether criminal suspects facing more severe punishments are more likely to go to trial. Sample selection makes it difficult to obtain valid proxies for severity; for instance, I expect severity to ...
    • Effectiveness of Simulation Training on Transfer of Statistical Concepts 

      Lane, David M.; Tang, Zhihua (2000)
      The effectiveness of simulations for teaching statistical concepts was compared to the effectiveness of a textbook. The variable Medium (simulation versus textbook) and Question specificity (Specific versus Nonspecific), were ...
    • The effects of efficiency and TFP growth on pollution in Europe: a multistage spatial analysis 

      Adetutu, Morakinyo; Glass, Anthony J.; Kenjegalieva, Karligash; Sickles, Robin C. (2014)
      It is common in efficiency studies which analyse the environment for pollution to form part of the production technology. Pollution therefore affects efficiency and the TFP growth decomposition. As an alternative approach ...
    • Efficacy of MedMyst: an Internet Teaching Tool for Middle School Microbiology 

      Miller, Leslie M.; Moreno, Janette; Estrera, Vicky; Lane, David (2004-05)
      Can web-based technology be used to effectively introduce or reinforce aspects of microbiology to middle school students? This central hypothesis examines whether brief exposure to a web adventure format containing virtual ...
    • Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy 

      Stein, Robert M. (2015)
      What steps can and do local election officials take to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and emergencies that impede and disrupt the operation of scheduled elections? How efficacious are these actions and ...
    • Epistemic Engineering and the Lucha for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua 

      Howe, Cymene (2013)
      From 1992 to 2007, Nicaragua had the dubious distinction of maintaining the most repressive antisodomy law in the Americas. Based upon several years of field research with activists involved in what they have called the ...
    • Evaluation of Home Health Care Devices: Remote Usability Assessment 

      Kortum, Philip; Peres, S. Camille (2015)
      Background: An increasing amount of health care is now performed in a home setting, away from the hospital. While there is growing anecdotal evidence about the difficulty patients and caregivers have using increasingly ...
    • Examining an Online Microbiology Game as an Effective Tool for Teaching the Scientific Process 

      Bowling, Kristi G.; Klisch, Yvonne; Wang, Shu; Beier, Margaret (2013-05)
      This study investigates the effectiveness of the online Flash game Disease Defenders in producing knowledge gains for concepts related to the scientific process. Disease Defenders was specifically designed to model how the ...
    • Examining Conflict Escalation Within the Civilizations Context 

      Bolks, Sean; Stoll, Richard J. (2003)
      Samuel Huntington’s article and book on the clash of civilizations has created a great deal of controversy and interest. The focus of this is in his assertion that in the post-Cold War era, there will be significant conflict ...
    • Facing facts about deliberate practice 

      Hambrick, David Z.; Altmann, Erik M.; Oswald, Frederick L.; Meinz, Elizabeth J.; Gobet, Fernand (2014)
    • Families, Resources, and Adult Health: Where Do Sexual Minorities Fit? 

      Denney, Justin T.; Gorman, Bridget K.; Barrera, Cristina B. (2013)
      Extensive research documents the relevance of families and socioeconomic resources to health. This paper extends that research to sexual minorities, using twelve years of the National Health Interview Survey (N = 460,459) ...
    • Families, Resources, and Adult Health: Where Do Sexual Minorities Fit? 

      Denney, Justin T.; Gorman, Bridget K.; Barrera, Cristina B. (2013)
      Extensive research documents the relevance of families and socioeconomic resources to health. This article extends that research to sexual minorities, using 12 years of the National Health Interview Survey (N = 460,459) ...
    • Families, Resources, and Suicide: Combined Effects on Mortality 

      Denney, Justin T. (2014)
      Important resources from family support systems, employment, and educational attainment inhibit the risk of death. Independently, these factors are particularly salient for suicide, but it is less clear how they combine ...
    • Family Structure and Obesity Among U.S. Children 

      Augustine, Jennifer M.; Kimbro, Rachel T. (2013)
      Child overweight and obesity in the U.S. is a significant public health issue. In 2008 nearly one-third of all U.S. children ages two to seventeen were obese or overweight [11]. For young children ages two to five, fully ...
    • Fast speech phenomena in Asante Twi 

      Nelson, Katherine (2014)
      A descriptive study is utilized to examine fast speech phenomena in Asante Twi, a Niger-Congo language, focusing on three fast speech rules: vowel deletion, vowel alternation in modifiers, and fricative voicing between ...
    • Financial strain and cancer risk behaviors among African Americans 

      Advani, Pragati S.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga T.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Savoy, Elaine J.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
      BACKGROUND: African Americans suffer disproportionately from the adverse consequences of behavioral risk factors for cancer relative to other ethnic groups. Recent studies have assessed how financial strain might uniquely ...
    • Financial Strain and Self-rated Health among Black Adults 

      Savoy, Elaine J.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga; Advani, Pragati S.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Wetter, David W.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
      Objectives: To explore associations between financial strain and self-rated health among 1341 black adults. Methods: Associations were investigated using a covariate-adjusted linear regression model. Mediation (via stress ...
    • The Fiscal Impact of the U. S. Military Assistance Program, 1967-1976 

      Stein, Robert M.; Ishimatsu, Mark; Stoll, Richard J. (1985-03)
      The study of U.S. arms transfers and their impact on the fiscal decisions of aid recipients has been the subject of various interpretations and competing explanations. Absent in this literature has been a systematic testing ...